Amazing cat hug between red tabby mom and her kitten

This cat picture stood out. I have seen many cats hugging each other, lying next to each other, touching each other and so on but I not seen such an overt example of feline emotion through a hug as this one.

Amazing red tabby cat hug

Amazing red tabby cat hug. Photo: In public domain on Pinterest

These are red tabbies. This particular coat type and colour is popular and when I see it it makes me wonder if a cat’s character is somehow linked to their coat. Some people think that it is. Some say that tortoiseshell cats have catitude meaning attitude! They believe that torties and calicos (the American name for tortoiseshell-and-white) are fiesty. Regarding the red tabby some people believe they are leaders! Let’s call them amiable alpha cats.

I remember being in Malta to see a wonderful lady, Martha Kane, who with her equally wonderful husband rescued cats. I went around with Richard one evening going into the balmy night feeding and caring for feral cats. Martha looked after quite a large number of cats at her home and one of them was a red tabby whose name was Fredu. She felt that he was the leader of the group at her home. It was the first time I had heard that red tabbies can be leaders.

I don’t know if it is true but Martha was a great cat lady (she died recently and too early). I photographed her Fredu and used the photograph to illustrate a page on red tabby cats.

Personally, I really like red tabbies. Some people refer to them as yellow cats. I am not sure why. Or ginger cats…or orange! The more accurate description is red tabby I believe.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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6 Responses

  1. R M says:

    Oh dear, what happened to my pictures!!!?

    • Michael Broad says:

      Hi RM, your pictures are there are they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Nice hugs and a hug to you too 🙂

  2. R M says:

    And this. They all three lie on me like they were doing with the dog in your picture.

  3. R M says:

    These are my 9 year old babies. I love them as much as they love each other.

  4. Dee Kessing says:

    So sorry; but, I find it almost impossible to leave a comment. Some articles can be responded to at FB, etc. Others have nothing.

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